And just when you thought that was that, these #365ArtDrops photos just landed…

#365Art Drop part 358 claimed

#365Art Drop part 358 claimed

And just when you thought I was going to shut up about what I was doing last year, these photos just in . A big thanks to Mr Nolions Inengland for all his support….

Reveal_jan2016dateAnd a  happy new year everyone, we shall be kicking off another hopefully exciting art year with a show at Fount, a railway arch right by London Fields, Hackney, East London, opens on Thursday evening January 7th. We just sorted out the beer sponsorship so throw those new year resolutions out the window and come help kick things off. We have an exciting line up of artists coming together for it..I’m kind of looking forward to a creative proactive maximalist don’t let the bastards grind you down 2016, bring it all on, time to Reveal

ARTISTS CONFIRMED for Reveal – Caroline Reed, Cecily Baker, Deborah Griffin, Diane Goldie, Emma Harvey, John Lee Bird, Marnie Scarlet, Megan Pickering, Samuel Brzeski, Sarah Sparkes, Sean Worrall, Skeleton Cardboard, ThisOne….

Shoreditch Street Art Tours: “One of the joys of exploring street art this year has been the occasional discovery of free art by Sean Worrall, part of a special ‪#‎365artdrops‬ project he ran throughout 2015 and completed on New Years Eve last night. Guests of the Shoreditch Street Art Tour found three pieces this morning” Read more on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour blog

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland


More thorns, more carefully placed “drops”, revealing Reveal and…

The blogs go on, the drops go, the paint flows on, maximalism, everything turned up to the full  There’s a Cultivate blog as a follow up to the Colchester talk here   Lot of food for though the served up by the various contributors and the engaging audience at Firstsite.  it was good to get out there, to get out of the London bubble.Thank you Colchester.  On with the #365ArtDrops and revealing the first of the 2016 Cultivate shows while carefully avoiding the temptation the get involved in the frothing onslaught of Christmas art fairs, shows and markets this year (of course if you do fancy some creative Christmas shopping the Cultivate on-line shop is being re-stocked with art on an almost daily basis right now, alternatively search my name on Ebay).

"They Have Thorns" (27cm x31cm)

“They Have Thorns” (27cm x31cm)

Yesterday’s parts of the year-long #365ArtDrops piece went out next to a secret door on Mare Street, Hackney East London and a piece painted on an extremely weathered piece of wood picked out of a skip on a street by London Fields

#365ArtDrops Part 325

x#365mArtDrops Part 325

Today, I mostly have my somewhat reluctant curators head on.

Reveal will almost certainly be the first Cultivate event of 2016, although the opening night of Reveal isn’t until Thursday January 7th, so who knows, there may well be some Cultivation before that, we intend having another pro-active maximalist year of cultivation.

Cultivate will continue with the nomadic takeover of interesting spaces big and small for their first event of 2016. Reveal will happen in the East London railway arch that is home to the recently opened Fount London complex.

Reveal_jan2015Reveal will reveal new work from Cultivate founders Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey,

Reveal will also continue with the tradition of revealing fresh work from artists that currently excite us, including one or two who have never revealed themselves at Cultivate before. Expect a typically busy Cultivate group show and a long weekend of New Year artistic intent, expect cross-pollination, expect artists who don’t usually show with each other, expect painters jousting with performance, expect sculpture, print

Expect painting, sculpture, performance, art, artists and more on the opening Thursday night and throughout the weekend both inside and outside the white-walled railway arch of a Hackney gallery.

Fount is found over the road from Hackney’s ever popular Netil Market and a two minute walk from London Fields railway station, as well as the busy food-filled thing that is Broadway Market and London Fields itself.

More details of events and artists to be announced over the next couple of weeks via the Cultivate blog and the various social media platforms that we all know and love, there’s a Facebook event page here

Artists confirmed for Reveal so far include Cecily Baker, Deborah Griffin, Diane Goldie, Emma Harvey, John Lee Bird, Megan Pickering, Marnie Scarlet, Sean Worrall, Skeleton Cardboard, ThisOne, more to be revealed in the coming days…

#365ArtDrops in full via Tumblr

#365ArtDrops in full via Tumblr

The latest #365ArtDrops went out yesterday, I expect Part 327 will go out in the wind and rain today, click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show, meanwhile the entire piece of work so far can be viewed via a designated Tumblr page

Soapboxes, Brick Lane, fresh vinyl, where shall we go and engage this week?

The One Pieced Vinyl Piece (2014)

The One Pieced Vinyl Piece (2014)

So where shall we go and engage this this week? it is very much about engaging rather than just showing art behind closed gallery doors, no gaps to mind here, surely it should be about engaging? .

Well the #365ArtDrops and ongoing of course, and following on from the rubble, the (interesting) reaction and the growth on found bits of rubbish that was last weekend’s Mind The Gap installation piece over on Tooting Broadway, this weekend it will be back to East London, the streetism and curry of a Sunday on Brick Lane and the first of this year’s Soapbox Sunday Social events.. Last year Cultivate was taking up all the time, this year the freedom that comes with the destruction of Vyner Street means a Sunday can be spent on Brick Land… There’s a photo of some of last year’s painted vinyl, I don’t expect there will ever be another Hundred Pieced Vinyl Piece, but there will be some fresh vinyl at the bat this Sunday.

The SOAPBOX SUNDAY SOCIAL happens at Monty’s Bar, Brick Lane, Sunday April 5th – an all day event that starts at midday.. I shall be there on Sunday for the afternoon with very affordable art. Expect some new vinyl, £10 pieces of painted vinyl, some affordable one off canvas pieces and maybe one or two pieces painted on whatever can be found on the Lane during the day.  Come and enjoy a laid back Easter Sunday on Brick Lane.


Sunday soapbox Alternate Sunday’s at Montys Bar.(smack bang in the middle of the Brick Lane), Expect  Artists, musicians, zine makers, poets etc. Montys Bar in the heart of Brick Lane, has become the place for street artists to meet, exhibit work and “catch up over a beer or a Cocktail from the extensive menu”  The Soapbox events start again for 2015 on Easter Sunday “Come down on Sunday the 5th of April for our relaunch party for 2015 with live art, music, freebees, and a whole load of Soapbox Sunday Shenanigans”. Stalls, art on the walls and things from Midday until 6pm then some liver art and performance in the evening, artists including Paul Don Smith, Lisart, Hmmm Bates, Savant, Skeleton Cardboard, Gee, Perspicere….

MIND THE GAP - Broadway Studios, March 2015

MIND THE GAP – Broadway Studios, March 2015